Chronic Back Pain Specialist Humboldt TN

Basically we broke new ground in investigating a method that a lot of people have been using for thousands of years to see if it works for an average person with chronic back pain.

Jacob Asher Aelion, MD
(731) 664-0002
731 N Parkway Ste 400
Jackson, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tel Aviv Univ, Sackler Fac Of Med, Tel Aviv, Israel
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: University Of Tennessee Bowld, Memphis, Tn
Group Practice: Ut Medical Group Univ Physicians Foundation

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Laura D Carbone
(901) 448-2300
1910 Nonconnah Blvd
Memphis, TN
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Gary L Klipple
(865) 546-6554
1932 Alcoa Hwy
Knoxville, TN
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Eli Steigelfest
(615) 385-7646
4230 Harding Rd
Nashville, TN
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Michael W Bible, MD
(423) 968-2311
271 Medical Park Blvd
Bristol, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1976

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Satish Odhav, MD
(731) 664-0002
371 N Parkway Ste 400
Jackson, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Witwatersrand, Med Sch, Johannesburg, So Africa
Graduation Year: 1986

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Aqueel M Kouser
(423) 586-0443
420 W Morris Blvd
Morristown, TN
Specialty
Rheumatology, Emergency Medicine, Sleep Medicine

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Jeffrey Haas, DO
(423) 586-4336
1530 W Andrew Johnson Hwy
Morristown, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of New England, Coll Of Osteo Med, Biddeford Me 04005
Graduation Year: 1991

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Elizabeth Stone Turner, MD
(615) 792-1723
979 E 3rd St Ste B-708
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: E Tn State Univ J H Quillen Coll Of Med, Johnson City Tn 37614
Graduation Year: 1996

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Glenn C Douglas
(615) 385-7646
4230 Harding Rd
Nashville, TN
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Rheumatology

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Chronic Back Pain

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Pain and anger seem to go hand in hand. Clinical research has shown that chronic low-back pain sufferers tend to have high levels of anger and that anger exacerbates the experience of pain. Now an innovative pilot study shows that loving-kindness meditation—a Buddhist technique for fostering love and transforming anger into compassion—can help reverse the cycle.

“Basically we broke new ground in investigating a method that a lot of people have been using for thousands of years to see if it works for an average person with chronic back pain,” says Jim Carson, PhD, of the Duke University Medical Center and the study’s lead author.

The study tested an eight-week loving-kindness program for chronic low-back pain patients, who were randomly assigned to conventional care or the meditation intervention. The patients who used loving-kindness techniques showed significant improvements in their pain and psychological distress levels that correlated to the time spent practicing the meditation on any given day.

“I was somewhat surprised by how people, once they started using the methods, reported changes in their life and relationships,” Carson says. Who knows, showing a little bit of kindness and compassion may be the ultimate form of pain relief.

Elizabeth Marglin

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